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Are eggs a healthy food to eat?

Mary Mullen
Nutrition & Dietetics
When it comes to healthy eating for a healthy weight, it’s hard to beat an egg. One large egg has about seven grams of protein but only 72 calories. Also, compared to meat, eggs are cheap -- under a dollar for a half dozen. But eggs have been shunned for decades because of their high cholesterol content, which is all in the yolk. Fortunately, numerous studies have cracked the case and the egg’s reputation has been cleared. Eggs are actually 25 percent lower in cholesterol than was originally thought (one large egg has 213 milligrams of cholesterol), and they’re low in saturated fat (1.5 grams per large egg), which is the real culprit in raising blood cholesterol and clogging arteries.

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